“The Natural,” by Bucci

The audio of this includes clips from the movie The Naturaland while it has been a while since I last watched the film, I’m fairly certain this song was not a part of that soundtrack.  But it is pretty catchy all the same, and the images in the video are pretty fun to watch through.


“Take Me Out to the Ball Game” (Rap Version)

This rap version of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” is incredibly impressive, and I am amazed that this video hasn’t gotten more views than it has.  It’s not just a straightforward rap of the lyrics as we know them — the team from Ball State University that put this together did a great job of stirring things up and modernizing the verse to make it more fitting and engaging, while still leaving enough to recognize the original tune.  I particularly like the whispered lines of, “One… two… three… the batter’s out!”


“All the Way,” Eddie Vedder

Here’s an awesome tribute to the Chicago Cubs by Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder.  The accompanying video was originally produced in 2008, during the team’s playoff stint.


“Cubs in Five,” The Mountain Goats

The Chicago Cubs went so long between World Series championships that, even after finally winning one, the pop culture references to their dry spell continue to haunt.  This song is an example of just that.  You know you’ve had a rough time of things when the likelihood of your winning again gets compared to the likelihood of the Canterbury Tales becoming a bestseller.


Quote of the day

I’ve fallen in love with baseball.

~Nick Jonas

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“Batter Up,” by Brand New

Here’s a song that isn’t really about baseball, though it has some baseball allusions in it.  I see this as a song about taking chances, though I have found some other interpretations about it, too.  The tune is rather melancholy, but I also find it quite calming.


“Hardball,” Lil Bow Wow/Lil’ Wayne/Lil’ Zane/Sammie

This is not my usual preferred genre when it comes to music, but I have to admit that this tune is pretty catchy.  Baseball is so versatile when it comes to pop culture.